AMLO’s Risky Strategy: Put Mexico’s Military Everywhere

By Catalina Pérez Correa

Long-term deployment and an ever-expanding mandate may harm the reputation of Mexico's most trusted institution.

MEXICO CITY — The expanding role of Mexico's military under President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has come into especially sharp relief in recent weeks. On March 21, just three days after López Obrador sent additional army troops to the northern state of Tamaulipas in response to a wave of violence there, the president's top generals were on hand to inaugurate a new airport in Mexico City that was built and will be operated by the Mexican military. Though he campaigned on a promise to de-militarize the government's security strategy, since entering office in 2018, López Obrador...

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